June 11, 2020 Subject:
...and the music plays the band
Yes, the X-Factor is alive and thriving in this show. It's so great to hear first-ever versions played so well out-of-the-gate, Estimated and Terrapin. I wonder why this show has never been released commercially by now. The performance quality certainly qualifies it- -could be due to the lyric misses in Franklin's Tower.
You won't find a more aggressive "Around & Around" anywhere. One of those rockers where you think Bobby's going to blow the roof off the joint, and ruin his vocal chords for good. Many Thanks to Betty for all the great board recordings in the 70's, and for just Being There for all the fans.
October 21, 2017 Subject:
Ring like fire
This show is a masterful journey of rhythm and sounds that I really never hear in any other show. The Help->Slip->Franklins is the funkiest, sweetest synchronicity of the whole band I ever heard. This show had been a staple in my car(s) that had cassette players - thank goodness for this site. The first set is one of my fav. all time - the transition from playin to wheel is beautiful (beginning of wheel track)
October 22, 2014 Subject:
First of all, thank God for Betty!
Anyway, I edited this show, due to the flaws of the board. I used the Betty Cantor SB for as much as I could, and I patched it where there are flaws in the board and between songs for the crowd's energy--patches done with this wonderful Hunter Seamons matrix.
If you want the crowd but less of it between songs and more board during the songs, you may like my copy. Also, if you prefer the jams and medleys not to be pieced up with track changes, you may prefer my copy. Finally, if you can only download ZIP files, you will like mine as long as it doesn't get pulled. Otherwise, I recommend the Hunter Seamons copy over all others.
February 27, 2013 Subject:
njpg review! Not so good??
Is it April Fools Day? That statement is 1000% pure sacrilege!! Any first set that begins with the crisp clean sound of a virgin Terrapin, First Estimated into a sweet Sugaree, and closes with the Playin>Wheel>Playin in 1977 is out of this park! Your standards bewilder my senses. Sorry for the rant.....And a straight Betty Board, to boot? If you had a map that showed an "X" where the buried treasure is in a box....both sets of this show would be inside. Second set is insane. But the first--there is no set like this from 65-95. It is a very, very special set. A gift to humanity. Seriously.
February 27, 2012 Subject:
Not so good first set,
Pretty sweet second. One among many excellent recordings.
March 28, 2011 Subject:
Does't come better than this
The sound of this mastering is pristine. It does not get better! If only we had some powerful organ, then it would be a match made in heaven. In all honesty the tech problems, dont even shed a slight shadow on the perfection of this show. Its music, listen to bobbys playing, he is sounded GOOD!!! They all sound good, but his guitar comes through just rright
March 28, 2011 Subject:
i like this show minus the tech problems this show should be relesed on cd!great sound
October 7, 2010 Subject:
First one ?
Can't believe I'm the first reviewing it. Not a massive fan of 77.Prefer 76 and 78 but this is hot 5 stars. Bring it on. Cheers betty
August 13, 2010 Subject:
right off the bat, and with a sniff punch.
keith&donna good times
August 12, 2010 Subject:
Good Ole GD
Looks like my hometown was good for something besides gang banging.
First Terrapin, first Estimated and a Betty Cantor board.